Circulation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɜːrkjəˈleɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word circulation
Brit.  |səːkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word circulation


- the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
- movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels
- (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
- number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold
- free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
- the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area


He has bad circulation in his legs.

The drug improves blood circulation.

The attic has poor air circulation.

Let's open the windows to get some circulation in here.

This memo is not meant for circulation.

The coins have recently entered circulation.

The waters of the Earth are in a state of constant circulation.

Exercise improves the circulation.

Doctors had to remove her leg because of bad circulation.

Police believe there are thousands of illegal guns in circulation.

The book was taken out of circulation.

The Treasury Department plans to remove older coins from circulation and replace them with new ones.

The newspaper has a daily circulation of 55,000.

Let's open the windows and get some circulation in here.

by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising

Word forms

singular: circulation
plural: circulations
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